Timberland Properties recognized for building preservations efforts
The Delhi Chamber of Commerce recently presented a Preservation Award to Eric Wedemeyer and Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties for its restoration of the Parker House on Main Street in Delhi.
“Delhi has a historic Main Street and the Chamber is pleased to recognize those who share our goal of maintaining our community image while encouraging an active business district,” said Jerry Pellegrino, a Chamber director. “Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties has had a decades-long presence on Main Street, and restoring one of our most historic buildings for use as its Delhi office shows a commitment to the community as a good business neighbor” added Pellegrino.
The Parker House, located at 74 Main Street in Delhi, is one of Delhi’s oldest buildings. Built in 1820, the federal-style home was the residence of Colonel Robert Parker, a noted attorney, active politician and military leader. After nearly 150 years as a residence, the building was renovated by David and Ann Smith for use as a jewelry and gift store. Parker House Gifts & Accessories continues to operate from the building.
“Taking a historic residence that was reconfigured 20 years ago for retail use and creating a design that would accommodate an active real estate office was challenging,” said Eric Wedemeyer, president of Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties. “We wanted to maintain the integrity of the building and respect its importance to Delhi and the community.”
Work included new siding, stonework, and adding hand-crafted cabinets to match the original ornate woodwork in the rooms. Most people, according to Wedemeyer, would not be able to tell that a major renovation had taken place, and that is just fine with him. “We wanted to preserve the beauty of Parker House and blend seamlessly the new with the old,” said Wedemeyer.
Since 1971, Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties, with offices in Delhi, Margaretville, and Stamford, combines the power of a large local team with the global network of 3,800 Coldwell Banker offices, including 375 offices in the New York Metropolitan area. The company has sold more homes in Delaware County and has received more sales awards than any other real estate agency in the Catskill Mountain region.